Text Against Terror – A Great Start

July 13, 2011

You’re settling into your seat on the train.  You look across the aisle and see a large bag on the floor. An “unattended” bag. You’ve heard “if you see something, say something,” but who do you call? If you are on a New Jersey Transit train, you can send a text message to 65873 and report a suspected terrorist situation.…

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National mobile emergency alert system announced, “PLAN”. New name, same Limitations.

May 11, 2011

In NYC today, near the site of a defining event in US history, the US Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) announced they are soon going live with a new system to send emergency alerts to mobile phones in select geographic areas. The events of 9/11 put emergency notification systems to the ultimate test…and those systems failed. As a first responder…

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